July 18, 2012
Chandler’s Paddock Receives Clerk of the Year Award
CHANDLER, AZ— Chandler City Clerk Marla Paddock was named “Clerk of the Year” by the Arizona Municipal Clerks’ Association (AMCA) during their annual business meeting on Wednesday, July 18.
Paddock was nominated by her peers who wanted to recognize her work as Education Committee Chair, helping to develop the training and education programs necessary for Clerks around the state to receive and maintain their certification.
“Marla maintains the high standards expected at training for clerks while providing a welcoming atmosphere to allow for an optimal learning environment,” said Darcie McCracken, Immediate Past President, AMCA and Deputy City Clerk, City of Glendale. “One of her most recent innovative ideas was to videotape a session on Records Management and make it available on the internet for Clerks in the state. She played a vital role in the grant that allowed the videotaping to take place.”
Paddock was appointed as the Chandler City Clerk in 2002, and has worked for the City since 1986. She obtained her Certified Election Officer designation from the Arizona Municipal Clerks Association in 1996 and her Certified Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 1997. Paddock oversees the activities of six employees who perform a variety of duties, including maintaining all official records of the City, conducting municipal elections, providing notice of council meetings, public hearings and boards and commission meetings, assembling City Council agenda packets, recording and preserving the legislative actions of the Council, and providing notarial services. Her office is also designated as a Passport Acceptance Facility by the U. S. Department of State.